9.5″ tall, 9″ wide.
This amazing work by the daughter of Castillo himself depicts 2 geckos and/or lizards playing around a silver plated hand-hammered sphere. Lovely work and liberal use of actual turquoise really set this breathtaking piece off to its full advantage. Properly marked By Emilia Castillo. Acquired in Mexico, circa 1980.
Emilia grew up in Taxco, a silver mining town in Mexico, playing in her father’s wonderful workshop among talented craftsmen. From a very young age she saw her father, Antonio, and her uncles, Chato and Coco, busy designing and creating beautiful wares and jewels.
Always surrounded by silver, copper, iron , natural stones and all kinds of tools, Emilia fell in love with the process of transforming them into toys and amusing objects. Inspired by the natural beauty of the workshop surroundings, the magnificent waterfall that crosses the gardens, and all of the creatures that thrive there, her work is a loving expression of her gratitude and appreciation towards nature.
Carrying on her fathers tradition, every piece is entirely hand made. Many commission have been made for special occasions , like the chapel for the virgin of Guadalupe in the Vatican and other works commissioned for many heads of state.